You know there is a third option where you go back to the right control but then still push hard to try to catch any boys that drop off the back. Then you are also practising mistake recovery.
The only boys who had dropped of the back were myself and Gfry, so I think Bun would prefer to run with the younger boys ;)
Yes Simon I actually did practice that later on in the race when I made a mistake, lost the pack, then ran hard and caught up again. If I had lost the pack at the very start then I probably wouldn't have done so well at "mistake recovery" later on